Baby Smokey’s mother was fatally shot and killed four days ago in Seward, Alaska. She had three cubs that will perish as a result. One cub Baby Smokey wandered into the Spring Creek Correctional Facilities smoke shack looking for food. Baby Smokey with the assistance of an Alaska State Trooper, Correctional Employees and Seward's Animal Control Officer was rescued and now is facing death. Baby Smokey and her siblings still at large, cannot survive on their own and efforts are being made to find appropriate emergency sanctuary for Baby Smokey; however, the officer at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has determined Baby Smokey is to be dispatched (killed) as early as Friday, October 18, 2013 at noon. Please let Fish and Wildlife Services at the above phone and email know that this is not an appropriate outcome. With effort and your public outcry a solution can be found for this baby bear. A local rescue is willing to assist in the cost of relocation of the bear to an appropriate wildlife rehab or sanctuary. The rescue of Baby Smokey has been filmed for an upcoming National Geographics Alaska State Trooper series. Let’s try to make this a happy ending rather than a tragedy. Baby Smokey needs you support and voice to speak in her behalf. Please identify Baby Smokey as the black bear rescued in Seward, AK.
Please take action now to save Baby Smokey by contacting any or all of these people and pleaing with them to please allow this orphaned bear cub to be relocated. The Deputy Refuge Manager, Steve Miller, at 907-260-2805; Kenai National Wildlife Refuse at Kenai@FWS.gov, 907-262-7021, or toll free 1-877-285-5628; State Senate representative Cathy Giessel 800-892-4843 or 907-465-4843; and House Rep. Mike Chenault 800-469-3779 or 907-465-3779.
Please do not let them kill this innocent baby.